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Employment Opportunity : Saw Mill Manager, Uganda

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 The new forests company

Saw Mill Manager, Uganda


New Forests Company is offering an exciting and unique opportunity aimed at attracting a bold and committed Sawmill Manager at our Uganda Operation.  The ideal personality traits would be an accountable individual who is an overt results driver in combination with high levels of energy.

New Forests is rapidly emerging as the premier pan-African vertically integrated, socially responsible, sustainable timber company providing high returns for its shareholders, employees, customers, and community.

New Forests is a leader in the fields of forestry, profitability, employment, conservation, and community development.  See more at www.newforests.net

Purpose of the position:

The Saw Mill Manager is responsible for the design, construction, planning, coordination, and control of all sawmills in the subsidiary, where based in accordance to cost, quality and quantity specifications, as well as management of all resources, relationships, and stakeholders, can impact on the efficiency of production and delivery.  The Saw Mill Manager will be primarily responsible for managing a high performing and successful sawmill operation in the country.  

Skills and competencies required:

Proven leadership Skills Ÿproven ability to manage resources effectively Ÿexperience of budget and finance management for a similar facility Ÿrelevant knowledge of wood and processing processes Ÿknowledge of logistics and procurement in the agricultural and/or wood manufacturing sector Ÿability to produce management reports in excel, word and power point Ÿanalysis and manipulation of data to prepare tender and pricing documents Ÿstrong focus on quality and quality management practices Ÿability to negotiate and mitigate situations with all stakeholders Ÿproven ability to manage a function independently.


A relevant University / College degree in wood technology / forestry or applicable science.  A basic management qualification will be a distinct advantage.  At least 5 years in a Saw Mill Manager role, and preferably 10+ years' experience in a saw mill/wood processing environment.

If you are interested in this opportunity, send your CV and covering letter to hr@newforests.net.

Closing date: 15 November 2017


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